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Higher Education Is The Next Big Bubble

Higher Education Is The Next Big Bubble | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A bubble is inflating, one that experts predict will be worse than the housing bubble. Those who can’t afford to contribute thousands to the trillion dollar student deficit are starting their own businesses instead. As costs rise, people are questioning the value of school. Is it the right place to get an education? Not likely.
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MCC president offers his take on higher education

MCC president offers his take on higher education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
MCC president offers his take on higher education. Community college allows students to adjust slowly to the demands of higher education.
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MOOC MOOC | Canvas Network

MOOC MOOC | Canvas Network | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
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Hybrid Pedagogy, an online journal of teaching and technology, has announced it will host its second MOOC MOOC on the Canvas Network by Instructure, starting January 6, 2013. The course is open to the public and is currently accepting enrollments at MOOC MOOC course page. “Our goal with this second MOOC MOOC is to work even deeper into the ideas behind MOOCs. We’re not yet satisfied that MOOCs are a solution to the current educational crisis, but they may point the way to something very interesting indeed,” said Sean Morris, director of educational outreach at Hybrid Pedagogy. “We’re hosting the course on the Canvas Network because it allows us the flexibility to design the learning experience in a way that is meaningful to us.”
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Sal Khan Maps Out Blended Learning

Sal Khan Maps Out Blended Learning | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In his signature visual style, Sal Khan sketches a plan for how digital learning tools can make room for teachers and students to embrace more real-life creative learning experiences, and how Khan Academy and the Discovery Lab summer camp fit into...
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10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013

10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013 | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
In the ninth installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker predict how blended learning programs will evolve in 2013.
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"In the year ahead we will see more public schools adopt blended learning, meaning online learning in physical schools. Blended learning is no longer entirely new or untried, and school leaders are hungry for a way to do more with less. Below are 10 predictions for blended learning in 2013."
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Most Colleges Rely Solely on Tests for Placement

Most Colleges Rely Solely on Tests for Placement | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Most colleges use standardized placement tests to determine readiness for college-level courses, but cutoff scores vary, a study finds.
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Really? Public university hires pornographic poet as English prof

UNC-Wilmington’s English department has sunk to new depths by hiring a new professor whose writing is unprintable.
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How Does an MITx Open Online Learning Course Translate to Community College Students?

Massachusetts community colleges are exploring how an MITx course will work for their students
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What-the-heck Happened in 2012? Review of the Top Three Events in Education

What-the-heck Happened in 2012? Review of the Top Three Events in Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
This was an extraordinary year in the education sector providing bloggers and journalists  with much content to write about: ed-tech start-ups, big data, open courses attracting thousands of students and even some institutional drama  in the mix.
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Colleges rely heavily on popular remedial placement tests

Colleges rely heavily on popular remedial placement tests | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Research backs reformers' criticism of the inadequacy of remedial placement exams, but colleges rely heavily on them, a new study finds.
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Essay on how historians are defining what students need to learn

Giants can move. So can venerable, cautious scholarly organizations like the American Historical Association. In a recent New York Times op-ed, Kevin Carey of the New America Foundation asked "Who Will Hold Colleges Accountable?
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Leader of Pa. Higher-Education System Will Leave for D.C. Colleges Group

Leader of Pa. Higher-Education System Will Leave for D.C. Colleges Group | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
John C. Cavanaugh, who has led Pennsylvania’s 14-university State System of Higher Education since his appointment in 2008, will depart the group at the end of February to lead the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
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EdX Unveils A Broader Spring Catalog Of MOOCs

EdX Unveils A Broader Spring Catalog Of MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
EdX announced its spring course and module offerings today and there's a bigger focus on humanities and social sciences.
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A Quick Guide To The History Of MOOCs

A Quick Guide To The History Of MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
So what is a MOOC? What's the history of MOOCs? How are they growing? What are some significant events in the world of MOOCs?
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Opening Up Education

Opening Up Education | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Given the abundance of open education initiatives that aim to make educational assets freely available online, the time seems ripe to explore the potential of open education to transform the economics and ecology of education.
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What are Community TAs?

Community TAs are student volunteers who have done exceptionally well in one iteration of a course and are then invited by Coursera to help out the nexr time the course is taught
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Video: The Diploma Divide

Video: The Diploma Divide | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Angelica Gonzales graduated at the top of her high school class and headed off to one of the nation's top universities. Four years later she is back home, but without a degree.
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MOOCs Go International... ¿Qué es un MOOC?

MOOCs Go International... ¿Qué es un MOOC? | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Qué significa Un MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) es un Curso On-line, en Abierto y Masivo. Traduciéndolo un poco, lo que quiere decir es que es un curso a distancia, accesible a través de interne...
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Universities and Colleges Must Adapt to Adult Enrollment Increase

Universities and Colleges Must Adapt to Adult Enrollment Increase | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
The number of non-traditional students enrolled in colleges and universities is increasing across the United States, according to new data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
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National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
For those new the Degree Qualifications Profile, commonly referred to as the DQP, this page serves as an orientation or starting point to learn more about the DQP and its potential uses.
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Book: Open Learning Recognition. Taking OERs a Step Further

Book: Open Learning Recognition. Taking OERs a Step Further | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it

A highly recommended read for those interested in assessing OERs. While OER and Open Courseware have become useful supplementary materials for IHEs students and informal learners, up until now, the vast majority of course materials published as OER online has specifically excluded the option of recognizing such learning. The needs of learners who wish to have formal, quality controlled, transferable recognition of their knowledge and skills for a use within formal education or the employment market has not much been addressed. This book by Anthony F. Camilleri, Anne-Christin Tannhäuser, published by the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning addresses interesting points. 

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Report reveals divergent trends in modern language job market: English down, Spanish up

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After two years of growth in both English and foreign language faculty positions, English jobs are harder to find this year while foreign language jobs continue to grow, according to Modern Language Association data released Thursday.
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Kirschner and Stimpson debate pros and cons of digital courses

Kirschner and Stimpson debate pros and cons of digital courses | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
A stalwart of humanities and an online learning pioneer -- Catharine Stimpson and Ann Kirschner -- debate the pros and cons of technology-enabled higher education.
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A New Year’s Resolution for MOOCs

A New Year’s Resolution for MOOCs | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
How can we use innovations in online learning to better serve the distinct needs of individual students? And moreover, how can technology help to close the gaps that exist in both higher education and K-12? Now that’s a good New Year’s resolution for online education in 2013.
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The Five Greatest Joys of Teaching Adults

The Five Greatest Joys of Teaching Adults | TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION | Scoop.it
Adult higher education is typically as rewarding for the educators as it is for the students.
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